Virtual reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are more or less similar terms in terms of their end objective, albeit with a slight difference. While virtual reality only helps temporarily recreate a real world experience in which the user is free to sign in and sign out at will, augmented reality goes a step further in extending your interaction and association with virtual objects into the real world.
The single biggest challenge in next-generation VR and AR applications would be due to complex networks and extreme power consumption. Also, performance requirements have to go beyond what is available today to make the solutions truly effective.
Advanced heterogeneous and powerful processors like Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 have the necessary computing and image processing capabilities to support such VR applications, however along with hardware features, it also needs appropriate firmware and frameworks to utilize processor’s maximum capability.
To address this, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has recently launched a new virtual reality (VR) software development kit (SDK) for developers to access advanced VR features while helping them attain improved VR performance and power efficiency with the Snapdragon 820. The SDK will address the crucial requirements for an enhanced VR application which include: DSP sensor fusion, fast motion to photon, stereoscopic rendering with lens correction, VR layering and power management.
ERAGON 820 enables customers to add layer and depth in their audio-visual requirements for AR/VR with the following features:
Figure 1: Better pixel quality with multi-camera resolution
eInfochips is a Product Design Solutions company with comprehensive expertise on Qualcomm Snapdragon based ultra-HD solutions. eInfochips is launching Eragon 820 consisting of SoMs and Development kits based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.
To know more about eInfochips’ Eragon solutions in immersive AR & VR applications, you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aarohi Desai is a Product and Practice Marketing Manager at eInfochips. She holds a Master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech and was working with NVIDIA in Silicon Valley before joining eInfochips. Leveraging her technology domain and experience, she is now focusing on enabling embedded solutions based on Qualcomm Snapdragon Platforms at eInfochips.